SECI’s 1.2 GW solar auction won by Ayana and Fortum

Project Eight Renewable Power (Ayana Renewable Power) and SolarOne Energy (Fortum)have won Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction for 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects (Tranche-X) in Karnataka.

Ayana was awarded a capacity of 300 MW at a tariff of Rs 2.36 per kWh. Out of the quoted 400 MW, Fortum won 300 MW of capacity at a tariff of Rs 2.37 per kWh. According to SECI, this tender would award a maximum of 600 MW of solar capacity to ISTS substations in Gadag and Koppal districts.In January 2022, SECI floated a tender for the development of 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected wind generation plants in India (Tranche XIII). The scope of work comprises identifying land, installation, and ownership of the project, obtaining connectivity, long-term access, and necessary approval and interconnection with the ISTS network to supply power to SECI.